Friday, May 15, 2009
The online ABA Journal blog is reporting an incident in which a Miami trial judge declared a mistrial after discovering that a witness on the stand was texting a colleague during breaks in testimony. The judge reacted by telling the witness: "Let me be really frank about this. I never had this happen before. This is completely outrageous, absolutely outrageous."
Less than a month ago, a state trial judge sentenced a Utah woman to 30 days in jail for texting her husband during a hearing and thereby alerting him to the possibility that officials might be coming to seize his snowmobile.
Hat tip to the online ABA Journal blog.
I am the scholarship dude.